Brazil egg exports nearly double

Five-month sales up 93.1% over last year
calendar icon 4 July 2023
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Surveys by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of eggs (including fresh and processed products) totalled 11.950 thousand tons between January and May of this year, a volume that exceeds by 93.1% the total exported in the same period last year, when 6.187 thousand tons were shipped.

In revenue, egg shipments totalled US$ 29.670 million between January and May, surpassing by 165.8% the result achieved in the same period of 2022, with US$ 11.164 million.

In just five months, international sales of eggs exceeded the total exported by Brazil in 2022, a period in which the country embarked 9.44,000 tons. The same was seen in revenue, with a total record of US$ 22.4 million in the twelve months of last year.

In May alone, Brazilian egg exports totalled 4.346 thousand tons, a volume 592% higher than the 628 tons shipped in the fifth month of 2022. In revenue, the increase is 429.4%, with US$ 10.069 million in May this year, compared to US$ 1.902 million in the same period last year.

"Maintaining the flow of trade and expanding the associated markets is fundamental to strengthen the export position of the egg sector, which has been betting on the diversification of the portfolio of importing customers," points out the director of markets of ABPA, Luis Rua.

Japan is the main destination for international egg sales from Brazil. So far this year Japan has imported 4,980 thousand tons, surpassing by 1190% the total recorded in the same period of 2022, with 386 tons. Next is Taiwan, with 3,594 thousand tons (in 2022, there were no shipments to the destination). Sales to the United States were also highlighted in the period, with 458 tons exported (+83.2%).

"There was a redesign in the international sales of eggs in Brazil," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA. "Now, Japan and Taiwan occupy the leadership among the export destinations, totalling more than 70% of the total shipped by Brazil this year. In addition to high value-added markets, they are destinations that also have high levels of sanitary requirements, which reinforces the international recognition of the quality of Brazilian products."

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